• Facebook's growth rate keeps on falling
Facebook's growth rate keeps on falling

For stories the firm notes that over a billion stories are shared everyday. Zuckerberg made $935 million from his regularly planned sales of Facebook stock since its peak stock day in July. Facebook can hardly crawl its way out of one before another comes up. Over the past year, our committees have both sought evidence from a Facebook execu...

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  • Team Trump shuts down talk of trade deal with China
Team Trump shuts down talk of trade deal with China

The White House adviser shared that if trade talks between Washington and Beijing improve, United States tariffs on Chinese imports could be lifted, but so far Trump hasn't ordered United States officials to start developing a draft trade agreement between the countries.

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  • Spotify Gives Away Free Google Home Mini Speakers to Family Plan Subscribers
Spotify Gives Away Free Google Home Mini Speakers to Family Plan Subscribers

A nice little hardware hook to sell you on a service or bit of software. Spotify is giving some of its members an early holiday gift: The company is gifting subscribers to its $14.99 family plan a free Google Home Mini speaker, it announced Wednesday morning .

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  • GM offers buyouts to 18K workers after posting strong profit report
GM offers buyouts to 18K workers after posting strong profit report

The earnings and buyout news drove GM shares higher in Wednesday afternoon trading. The company says 40 percent of its 67,000 salaried full-time workers worldwide have been hired in the past five years. The rise in materials costs is increasing pressure on automakers to cut costs ahead of a predicted decline in USA vehicle demand after an unusu...

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  • Manufacturing output slows to seven month low
Manufacturing output slows to seven month low

Output charges were raised in response, and to the greatest extent in six months, but weak demand restricted the overall rate of increase to only a slight pace. "The larger-than-expected fall in the manufacturing PMI, from 53.6 to 51.1 (consensus 53.0), left the balance at its lowest level since July 2016 immediately after the European Union refere...

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  • Hamas urges Brazil to drop Jerusalem embassy bid 40min
Hamas urges Brazil to drop Jerusalem embassy bid 40min

Netanyahu issued a statement saying: 'I congratulate my friend Brazilian President-Elect, Jair Bolsonaro , for his intention to move the Brazilian Embassy to Jerusalem, a historic, correct and exciting step!' (BAMa.TO) is pretty pleased with the political shift in Latin America's largest economy, underscoring the potential for a Brazilian private ...

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  • Toyota, Subaru to recall more than 400,000 cars with faulty engines
Toyota, Subaru to recall more than 400,000 cars with faulty engines

Toyota said its vehicles account for around 80,000 of the total. MarketWatch reports the recall affects some of Subaru's most popular models, including the Forester sport-utility vehicle, Impreza and the BRZ sports auto. An NBC report listed the Subaru Impreza , Subaru Crosstrek, the Subaru BRZ, and the Scion FR-S. This recall affects the 20...

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  • Elon Musk: Your Tesla Car Will Soon ‘Follow You Like A Pet’
Elon Musk: Your Tesla Car Will Soon ‘Follow You Like A Pet’

Investors have been trying to ascertain if the worst is over for the Silicon Valley company amid the fallout from Musk's short-lived plan in August to take the company private, and determine if Tesla has finally stabilized its rocky Model 3 production and can build the vehicle at a profit.

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  • China Assures Support As Imran Khan Talks Of
China Assures Support As Imran Khan Talks Of "Very Difficult" Economy

Xi assured Khan that China considers its relations with Pakistan a "diplomatic priority". "It is an economic cooperation project between China and Pakistan and not targeted at any third party". In the meeting, the two sides discussed strengthening of bilateral relations and matters of mutual regional and global interests, including the China-Paki...

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  • Oil prices fall as global supply rises
Oil prices fall as global supply rises

According to a report by CNBC, although Iran's oil exports have fallen in the five months through September, some of Iran's biggest customers, including China and India, are expected to keep buying its barrels. Reports of production increases by the biggest producers of oil, including the United States , as well as Saudi Arabia and Russian Federat...

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  • China stocks gain on trade war hopes
China stocks gain on trade war hopes

Trump made no mention of whether the two leaders talked about the USA indictment unveiled Thursday of two companies based in China and Taiwan accusing them of stealing trade secrets from a US semiconductor company, Micron Technology Inc. China and the United States are locked in an increasingly bitter trade war, and both countries have already plac...

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  • A new Brexit referendum would help Theresa May
A new Brexit referendum would help Theresa May

The Bank of England cut interest rates and ramped up its bond-buying programme after the shock referendum vote, but Mark Carney cautioned against assuming it would do the same in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In the report published by the Times , a potential deal would see to it that neither side would be able to unilaterally decide that the reg...

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  • Pilot arrested for being drunk, delaying flight
Pilot arrested for being drunk, delaying flight

Japan Airlines pilot failed his breath test an hour before the departure. When tested for alcohol after suspicions were aroused, police found he had 189mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system. He has been kept in custody and will be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on 29 November. The incident came a day after another Japanese carri...

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  • Starbucks Holiday Cups Return With 4 Red and Green Designs
Starbucks Holiday Cups Return With 4 Red and Green Designs

This year Starbucks is unveiling not one, not two, but FOUR new holiday cups. Instead of crappy hand drawn designs like past year, the cups will feature attractive retro pattern designs inspired by the Starbucks Christmas blend coffee packaging.

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  • Asian markets soar on hopes of end to US-China trade war
Asian markets soar on hopes of end to US-China trade war

The two leaders agreed to "strengthen economic exchanges", said a ministry spokesman, Lu Kang. But Trump described the call between the two leaders as "a long and very good conversation" and said "discussions are moving along nicely". The two leaders agreed the trade dispute "should be handled properly through substantial consultation", Lu said...

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  • India engaged with the USA on Iran oil issue, says MEA
India engaged with the USA on Iran oil issue, says MEA

Iran's oil flows to India were 600,000 bpd in September and are estimated at around 500,000 bpd in October, Platts oil flow data suggests. US national-security adviser John Bolton says the White House wants sanctions on Iran's oil sector to put a strain on Iran's economy, but it does not want to harm "friends and allies" that depend on the oil.

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  • Citing National Security Concerns, US Stops Exports to Chinese DRAM Maker
Citing National Security Concerns, US Stops Exports to Chinese DRAM Maker

Over and above trade war clouds, it's being reported by CNN Business that the United States is restricting exports to a state-backed Chinese company that makes semiconductors, the latest escalation in Washington's trade fight with Beijing. He said suppliers such as Applied Materials Inc, Lam Research Corp and KLA-Tencor Corp were likely supplying e...

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  • Google employees around the world have already begun walking out in protest
Google employees around the world have already begun walking out in protest

The protest follows an explosive report in The New York Times last week detailing Google's response to accusations of misconduct by senior executives, as well as Google's acknowledgment that it fired 48 people for sexual harassment over the past two years.

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  • Stocks Tumble Again On US Tariff Plans
Stocks Tumble Again On US Tariff Plans

At 12 p.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 49.17 points, or 0.34 per cent, at 14,771.08. The Dow was up more than 350 points earlier in the day before swinging more than 900 points and closing 9 percent below its all time high.

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  • Oil Falls as Concern Deepens Over Global Economic Outlook
Oil Falls as Concern Deepens Over Global Economic Outlook

As the threat of sanctions began to emerge a year ago, Iran has been facing serious economic problems including high inflation, recession, unemployment, rising prices and dramatic fluctuations in exchange rates which marked a serious devaluation of the national currency.

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